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better support the school district in the state and federal government has been unable to. given the crisis that has emerged of the data taking fourth in the summer juniors and sophomores, and seeing the data that almost half of those students are not on track to graduate, i felt that this was an appropriate and important way for our city to support the school district. i want to say again, i understand the debate that we have been engage again. i truly respect my colleagues that have been talking about finding other sources of funds for the school district. i do think that this is a good use of our state reserve funds. i think that when it is a question of our kids, about helping them graduate, for me it is never a question in this will always be a priority use of the funds. as we move forward i look forward to a continued dialogue with the mayor's office, the school district, about how we can continue to better support embedded partner with the school district. through this conversation it has been quite fruitful, looking at a lot of different avenues even if we are not able t
of supervisors do not have actual governance of the schools, what we have done in san francisco over the years because of the work of people like -- and gavin newsom and others is that we have recognize that where our state and federal government have fallen short in fulfilling their duties and obligations to properly funding public schools we a city government have stepped in and fill those gaps. the important point is not for us and giving the school district money that it is already entitled to. i'm glad that we will comply with what the law already requires in the intent of those measures were. the whole point of the supplemental is to recognize that we have a fundamental problem in our hands. business as usual is no longer acceptable. we have a city of great wealth; we have the highest performing urban school district in the entire state of california. one of the highest performing urban school districts in the entire country. and yet, for certain groups of kids the system is failing them. and in fact we know that for certain kids that you are talking about, latino kids, african-america
alternate as well because i do have a full-time government position. >> do you prefer to be an alternate? >> that is my preference. however i still would consider a regular appointment. as far as my experience i have been the president of the condominium association for the past 15 years. i am an active landlord, over 25+ years of public service. in a municipality, the city of berkeley, as well as at the federal level. i have worked with the very diverse population over the years. since my initial appointment, i function primarily as an alternate hearing officer presiding over approximately 40 cases per month; i have also occasionally filled in for board 1 or 2 as needed. since i was before you last i have engaged in self-study, real estate appraisal; i enrolled in the real estate class in san francisco college. completed all of the required training to the city and county of seven cisco, brown act, sunshine act; once i completed my commission appointment process i immediately began to mentor two young women through the commission process and excited to report that both women received
that this governing structure it the most effective wave that we can look at this and if there are other ways, that other cities, can help add to a government structure and that will make sense here and i would like to engage in that conversation and make thur that all of us provide feedback and a little bit of research on that. >> thank you, commissioner. >> and when they say that my plan is that as we convene, a meeting of the personnel committee, and in the very near future and i will figure out as to when the timing of that and i would ask at that point, staff to provide some options so that the committee can have a discussion about what this process looks like, including the engagement of an outside firm and also, a process for making sure that there is meaningful public, and community involvement. and in this election, and the committee could then bring a proposal to the full commission, for action. and but my hope would be that we could have a vetting of that process through the personnel committee which under the rules that governor the commitsing is supposed to perform that function
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represent -- i try to work with the voters of that neighborhood consumers of government service and taxpayers. that group is not particularly well-organized. we try to piggyback our needs in the back of more well organized groups. there is a difference in our positions although subtle it has an impact on the outcome of services. i appreciate the discussion about the thirteenth amendment; there was a long period in history without an amendment of the constitution at that time; there was a divergence between provision of service and the needs of the time. we are in a similar time now. you have the louis armstrong airport, jfk. what happened to the george w. bush sewage treatment plant? >> next speaker. good evening ladies and gentlemen and the world it's almost like hollywood. i'm going to start my own television show, city hall. it's not silly. a lot of things going city hall, racism, discrimination, a lot of things. they even draw big -- here at city hall. right now i'm trying to get to something serious. i want to thank the new supervisors, particularly the supervisor of t
of government they envision that the legislative branch would not be neat and tidy. it is messy. we balance the community's interest as we meet the challenges today. we still have a lot of work to do. this morning i was almost late to supervisor breed's swearing-in. my bike lights got stolen, then the muny bus was late, and i had trouble catching a cab. together we have much to do. i have literally dozens of friends who have moved from the city after they found a lifelong partner, had a baby, and decided they could not afford to live in the city. together we have to do better at reversing families like and making sure that everyone who wants to gets to live in san francisco. we still have too many young people who are not graduating from high school; too many young people who did not have jobs; too many young people who are being killed on our streets. together we can do better. we call ourselves the innovation capital of the world but there are so many ways that technology can improve our city services. imagine if we have a phone app that help people avoid having their cars to
that allow the committee process to happen. this is an important part of city government to include public discussion and allowing people to talk. welcome class of 2013. thank you. >> president: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name is ernestine wise [sounds like]. i want to congratulate all members of the board and welcome london breed and norman yee. congratulations. [indiscernible] the best one when whoever it is, a woman or black. for a woman there is a lot of anger about -- on the waterfront. a lot of people have voted for the unjustly, 31,000 signatures offer to put it on the ballot for the people to vote. remember, you are here to represent the people not the developers. furthermore we don't need high-rise condo, 136 feet. we don't need a park. i presided ferry park, along the waterfront. we don't need another little park on the waterfront. don't be convinced by this developer that he's doing the right thing, by breaking through jackson street and all that hogwash. vote the will of the people. that's what you are here to represent. thank you very much. >> next speak
for themselves who is going to represent them. it's something very special. and the local government, and all city officials and elected officials notwithstanding their clinical differences can come together and honor the democratic process. it's something very special. and it's something that i cannot take for granted because where i was born, and where i grew up, we did not have it. and what i was thinking about last night as i was thinking about today, i was thinking about the image, the very vivid image that still sticks in my head about how i came here. and i think about my mom, my two sisters and me. literally walking, climbing mountains, crossing the border, carrying my little sister. make sure i do not fall off the cliff of making sure my mom was safe. and i remember that dark night, when you are cold and trying to get through, you see the lights in the city on the other side of the border. and those lights represent a great deal of hope. a great deal of promise. and i think that often times we take that hope and the promise for granted. because what we have here is
of supervisors, ray hard, director of open government, as the hawaiian say, happy new year. the first two speakers, i would like to concur with the remark. this is a legal process. these people are here and they are exercising their rights to appeal to this board of supervisors. if the board of supervisors will not sit and actually listen you are denying due process. i will be going to my lawyer and asking whether or not we got an appeal hearing. this board needs to understand that often in the city the only chance that any citizens has actually speak to the representatives or to this body as a whole is in this chamber. if you cannot respect people exercising their constitutional rights, you should be ashamed. you took an oath just last week to support and defend the constitution of the united states and of the state of california. being respectful during the public comment is a minimum you can do. >> good afternoon board of supervisors. i want to agree with the other citizens of san francisco that spoken this issue. if i own property and got i don't own property in san francisco i
. >> item 24. amending the campaign and government conduct code. >> president: same house, same call. passed on first reading. item 25. >> >> enforcement provision for clipper cove. >> president: same house same call. ordinance passed on first reading. item 26. >> supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: thank you very much missed a president. this item is a long time in coming. a number of us have been trying to find a good occupant i see. market octavia cac is critical in terms of providing guidance for finding an apartment and for us about development and public space and transportation issues in the market octavia plan area. i work closely with the cac and i know other colleagues do as well to make sure we have good community by ins for these improvements. i am supporting nick wolf. i would like to make a motion to remove mr. -- name and add mr. wolf. mr. wolf works at the lgbt center almost to graphically at the center of the market octavia area, strongly connected to the cac is important. nick does economic development work at the center working for a number of different communitie
. supervisor kim will share the school committee. for government audit and oversight, chaired by supervisor chu, vice chair supervisor cohen, third member supervisor campos. land-use committee will be chaired by supervisor wiener, by shared by supervisor kim and i would join the member of the third member. rules committee will be chaired by supervisor breed. because we have a budgeting rules committee schedule for this week these assignments are effective this friday the thirteenth. for those of you who are chairs start to work on the agenda items. >> supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: good afternoon colleagues. i have several things that i will introduce today. first being two pieces of legislation that the mayor and i are introducing; introducing two ordinances to strengthen and expand our cities regulation of lethal firearms and ammunition. we have restrictions on the sale of hollowpoint and military style ammunition; we have requirements that vendors selling any type of ammunition keep records of individuals and amount purchases and make them available, and make this information avail
said they had never seen a government agency past without any findings. the fact that the school district is marking every "i" and crossing every "t" -- i want to thank the superintendents. it is the highest performing urban school district. the leadership and work of many dedicated teachers and educators in that agency, in an agency very committed to closing that achievement gap because despite of having the top performer school district we also have the widest achievement gap. only in the last year we have seen a steady decrease in the gap and for me the investment is going to further decrease the gap. i am sorry i not mention the members of the committee, advocates, members of the san francisco parent -- college track, booker t. washington, -a -for your many months of work on this issue. the budget is always a choice, a choice of priorities. this rises to the top in terms of how we spent our general fund dollars i know we don't. all agree with where the source of funds come from. we have a 15 million dollar estate reserve fund, and now we have a 74 million dollar revenue top
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